Roman Catholics: Foot Soldiers of Orthodoxy

There were no folk-style ballads strummed on guitars at the Pontifical High Mass celebrated last week at the Basilica of St. Mary in Minneapolis. The hymns were all in Latin, as was the rest of the Mass. The offertory anthem was the 8th-century refrain, "Christus vincit, Christus regnat, Christus imperat [Christ triumphs, Christ rules, Christ commands]." Nonetheless, the 350 delegates to the Fourth National Wanderer Forum sang out with a fervor rivaling that of any mod congregation. "That really felt like going to church, didn't it?" asked one rosary-fingering worshiper at the...

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